Diels-Alder reaction of acenes with singlet and triplet oxygen - Theoretical study of two-state reactivity

A. Ravikumar Reddy, Michael Bendikov

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An interesting change in mechanism (from concerted to biradical) is described for the reaction of acenes (benzene through pentacene) with molecular oxygen (either singlet oxygen, 1Δg-O2, or triplet oxygen, 3Σ-g-O2).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1179-1181
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Mar 13 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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